A day spa is a perfect way to relax and recharge energy after exploring the Riviera Maya. Here’s Playa Palms’ selection of the top day spas in Playa del Carmen for your ultimate pampering (in no particular order):
1 Maya Spa
This spa just around the corner of Playa Palms Beach Hotel provides custom treatments based on your personal needs and preferences. Mayan Spa offers everything from classic beauty treatments, to deep tissue massage, chocolate body wrap, wedding packages and for those of you who enjoyed too much sun on Playa del Carmen’s beaches, even a repairing sunburn relief treatment. You will walk out of there feeling brand new!
Where: 1st Avenue between Streets 14 and 16
2 Botica Spa
Inspired by nature, Bótica Spa in Playacar focusses on traditional medicine and uses solely natural products. It’s a center for alternative healing and relaxation. They offer personalized treatment to give your body and mind exactly what it needs to restore. Besides of enjoying different massage you can indulge in aromatherapy or enjoy a facial cleansing, manicure, and pedicure.
Where: Plaza Paseo Coba in Playacar
What began as a place to practice yoga, now offers a holistic healing room for your physical and mental wellbeing, including a spa. As they put it: whatever your yoga practice doesn’t deliver, their massage therapist certainly will. The bodywork options include deep tissue massage, trigger-point therapy, acupuncture and they have an in-house Chiropractor.
Where: 10th Street between 10th and 15th Avenue
4 Bric Spa
This small place, only a few walking minutes from Playa Palms Beach Hotel, is a favorite among locals and tourists, not only because of the reasonable prices. Their holistic therapists use 100% natural products and the massage oils are infused with fresh herbs from their very own garden. Bric Spa specializes in ancient Mayan techniques, but they also offer traditional massages such as deep tissue or Shirodhara head massage.
Where: 28th Street between 5th and 10th Avenue
5 Xpa Xcaret
It’s impossible to visit the Riviera Maya without hearing about Xcaret. But did you know they also have their own spa? You need to pay entrance to Xcaret to access it, but why not make an amazing Mayan day of it? Through a short boat ride, you reach this spectacular spa that’s inside a cenote, with a water-covered floor that makes the massage tables seem to be floating. But Xpa is more than just a visual treat. There is a selection of massages to choose from and you can refresh under a natural waterfall. Xpa Xcaret will truly restore the goddess in you!
Ask at the front desk of Playa Palms Beach Hotel for reservations or tickets to Xcaret.